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18 Falsehoods in Palin's "Going Rogue"

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posted on Nov, 17 2009 @ 10:52 PM
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Talking about the book on Oprah, Palin said there was no family vote on the vice presidency. She told Sean Hannity in 2008 that she had held a vote.

Palin misrepresents the timeline of her daughter's pregnancy, saying she was surprised the McCain campaign knew about it when she'd already told vetters.

Palin points the finger at McCain aides for her $150,000 shopping spree. No one who was in the campaign backs her version of events.

In the book, Palin blames the McCain campaign staff for botching her public appearances and not letting her speak freely. In an email, she blamed herself and thanked them for their hard work.

Palin writes that the McCain campaign made her pay for her own vetting. A campaign official said that it is "one hundred percent untrue."

Palin falsely suggests she doesn't support aerial hunting. In fact, Palin supports the practice and introduced a bill in 2007 to "simplify and clarify Alaska's intensive management law... for the state's 'same day airborne hunting' law."

Palin writes that she "liked the idea" of going on Saturday Night Live "from the beginning." Emails show she was actually reluctant to do so.

Palin says she made frugality a point when traveling on state business as Alaska governor. But she and daughter Bristol stayed four nights at a $707.29-per-night New York hotel in 2007, and Palin billed the state more than $20,000 for her children's travel.

Palin falsely claimed that the McCain campaign ignored Obama's "close relationship" with ACORN. In fact, John McCain brought up ACORN repeatedly in a debate, and his campaign mentioned it frequently in conference calls.

Palin says she found out only “minutes” before McCain’s concession speech that she would not be allowed to speak. In fact, she had been told so several times.

Palin claims that campaign manager Steve Schmidt called her screaming over a prank call from someone pretending to the French President. A McCain aide says there was no phone call.

Palin says her team overseeing a natural gas pipeline set up an open, competitive bidding process. An AP investigation found they crafted terms that favored only a few companies and ultimately benefited one with ties to her administration.

Palin claimed her "palling around" comment followed a report on "friendship" between Obama and Ayers. In fact, the article in question reported that the two "do not appear to have been close."

Palin says a "Democrat lawmaker" complained that she was less "sparkly" after the 2008 election; it was actually a Republican.

Palin says Ronald Reagan faced an even worse recession and "showed us how to get out of one. If you want real job growth, cut capital gains taxes and slay the death tax once and for all." The AP points out that Reagan didn't get rid of the estate tax, and capital gains taxes were higher then. Economists overwhelmingly say the current recession is far worse.

Palin claims poor will be hit hardest by cap-and-trade legislation and takes a quote from President Obama out of context. A CBO report found that the poor would actually benefit.

Palin claims she rejected stimulus funds because it would force Alaska to adopt tougher building codes. That isn't true.

Palin boasts that she ran her campaign for governor on small donations and turned back large checks over conflicts of interest. In fact, she relied heavily on large donations and political action committees and took $1,000 each from a couple whose offices were raided by the FBI.


Just a little taste. The book is chock full of lies and deception. It's ok though... She's hot.




posted on Nov, 17 2009 @ 10:56 PM
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woopty doo. she's not gonna be the gop candidate man. and even if she will be, thats 3 years ago. shouldn't we all be focusing more on the current president who it now appears was woefully unqualified at the time of the election.



posted on Nov, 17 2009 @ 11:01 PM
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Originally posted by snusfanatic
woopty doo. she's not gonna be the gop candidate man.


That's going to make some here extremely unruly. You may want to take cover!



posted on Nov, 17 2009 @ 11:11 PM
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I think those are all kind of lame.
Sarah had a great time on Saturday Night Live.
Did you see it? I did. Not bad at all.
Alec Baldwin was the host.
She stood right next to Tina Fey. It was funny.
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I heard the AP had 11 fact checkers going over her book.

OMG, they must really fear Sarah.
Run Sarah Run !!!


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The poor will benefit from Cap and Trade?
Cap & Trade will kill even more jobs.
Team Obama admits that.
How does that benefit a poor person looking for a good job?


[edit on 17-11-2009 by Eurisko2012]

[edit on 17-11-2009 by Eurisko2012]



posted on Nov, 17 2009 @ 11:22 PM
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Gotta admit, I like Palin, dunno why, probably because she reminds me of number six. I don't care if she's flaky, at least she doesn't want to conform to the machine, she wants to attempt to repair it, even if some see that as a weakness, I see it as a strength, it's all perspective, she said she was not a washington insider, she told the truth, Obama is and always has been a washington insider, a non-insider can't become president, period, I also like Ron Paul, I think if the two ran together they'd make a bad ass combo, but of course they'd never win in a million years.



posted on Nov, 17 2009 @ 11:58 PM
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MOST Republicans I would say despise her.. I think it was a cheap trick to try and sway the female voter away from Obama (which Obama's largest support base comes from women. Specifically, 20-30 year old white women)

Obviously, that failed.

She's a dingbat, she's corrupt, she quit her job as Governor to sell books.. she's a joke. And she's a horrible Conservative.. people say only "hard right loons" support her, believe me it couldn't be further from the truth. "fence sitting loons" might support her.

I hope her books fails... and we can forget about it. I mean her.



posted on Nov, 17 2009 @ 11:59 PM
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Except Paul and Palin have nothing in common (well... neither did Palin and McCain) ..



posted on Nov, 18 2009 @ 12:06 AM
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Originally posted by Razimus
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Gotta admit, I like Palin, dunno why, probably because she reminds me of number six. I don't care if she's flaky, at least she doesn't want to conform to the machine, she wants to attempt to repair it, even if some see that as a weakness, I see it as a strength, it's all perspective, she said she was not a washington insider, she told the truth, Obama is and always has been a washington insider, a non-insider can't become president, period, I also like Ron Paul, I think if the two ran together they'd make a bad ass combo, but of course they'd never win in a million years.


Since when has Sarah Palin not tried to conform to "the machine"? Wake up bud conforming is part of running for a political office. The reason most people like her is because she conformed to political ad campaigns that highlighted her physical qualities and that she was just an average "hockey mom". Now how many hot hockey moms do you know that are governors of state and have run for VP? How many people do you know who hae a book or have been on talk shows? She's not average, she's a cog in the political machine you claim she's out to fix. I pity the fool.



posted on Nov, 18 2009 @ 08:11 AM
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That $28.95 book is down to $14.50 (brand new) on Amazon.com after 2 days. Sounds like booksellers are trying to dump them already. Stick a fork in her.



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